In N.Y. trial, a treasure trove for terror

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Author(s) Jeff Jacoby
Source The Boston Globe
Date November 18, 2009
Quotes-start.png "As defendants in federal court, the Al Qaeda prisoners will be entitled to the full panoply of due-process rights, including the right to discovery of all of the government’s information about them, where that information came from, and the methods by which it was obtained. “Nothing results in more disclosures of government intelligence than civilian trials,’’ writes former federal prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy. “They are a banquet of information, not just at the discovery stage but in the trial process itself, where witnesses - intelligence sources - must expose themselves and their secrets.’’" Quotes-end.png

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